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Postal History: New South Wales Tax Markings. A superb exhibition standard collection of 77 covers/postcards/postal envelopes forming a comprehensive study of various Tax Markings used at the Sydney GPO. Noted 'T' only (Ground Floor) (2). The Tax Markings for 1st Floor 'TAX 1d/No 1 Sydney' (2 covers) inc 1937 (Aug) cover Panama to Westmead, NSW, also 'Tax 2d No 1 Sydney' cover & postcard, 'Tax 2½d No 1 Sydney' (annotated '½') & 'TAX 3d No 1 Sydney' also 'TAX 4d No 1 Sydney' inc 1940 cover Sydney to Gunning unfranked with cachet 'TAX 4d No 1 Sydney' with 2x 2d Des on reverse tied Gunning cds, also with PO repair tape & undenominated marking 'TAX (6 in mss) No 1 Sydney' on GB 1942 Darlington UK to Paxton NSW with 6x 1d Due tied PAXTON cds & KUT 1941 (12 Aug) Flown cover to Sydney with marking 'T (2/7 in mss) No 1 Sydney' with cnr blk of 6 4d Due & 1d, 2d, 4d Due all tied with Goulburn cds 29th Aug, also Censor cachet. These are the only 2 recorded examples of undenominated tax box. Similar collection of 2nd Floor 'TAX 1d No 2', 'TAX 2d No 2', 'TAX 3d NO 2', 'TAX 4d no 2' covers selection inc suburban overseas sections inc Gold Coast 1947 (Feb) cover to Homebush NSW with cachet 'TAX (1d in mss) No 2 Sydney'. Then 'Shield' Tax cachet in steps from 1d to 1/- on covers inc 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 1/- & oval cachets 1d, 2d, 3d. 3rd Floor section 'Tax 1d No 3 Sydney', TAX 2d No 3 Sydney', 'Tax 3d No Sydney', 'TAX 4d', 'Tax 5d' undenominated, 'TAX (6 in mss) No 3', 'TAX (8d in mss) No 3 Sydney' & other similar undenominated. A superb collection, impossible to duplicate, exhibition ready. Largely VF, with list of covers & research available. (77 items)AVAILABLE at A$3500